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Battle Circus (band)

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Battle Circus is a progressive rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. Its four members are, ”’Marcel Bellve”’ (Vocals, Guitar), ”’Yvonne Wu”’ (Piano, Keyboards), ”’Ryan Marshall”’ (Bass), and ”’Jester Staples”’ (Drums). Their influences include the bands, Sigur Ros, The Dresden Dolls, Oceansize, Brian Eno, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool. Battle Circus’ music is dark, heavy, and grandiose, and spans the gamut of genres from psychedelic, to punk caberet.


Battle Circus’ not very well known and the only extensive account of the band’s formation can be found on the Battle Circus website and reads as follows:

Marcel ws a gypsy traveller, riding through the Rhineland on a banana seat caravan, playing his Bulgarian caliminara star to he restless locals throughout the land. Following a navagational blunder by his lazy kraut companion Boris, the caravan drifted from the Rhineland and found itself marooned in the Meadowlands (of Howick).

Trying to find their bearings the travellers continued on, and stumbled upon a small but notoriously popular gentlemen’s club in the heart of industrial Newmarket. The proprietor of this dingy hangout, a local rapscalion named Ryan, had an affinity for heavy grooves, and quite fancied the strange tunes strummed by the newcomers. After several visits to the brothel (Marcel had quite an affinity of his own – for a boxum strawberry blonde named ‘Jenny’), the gypsies asked Ryan if he would fancy lending his 5-strng weilding talents to the band. After a round of ales on the house, the offer was gaciously accepted.

Following a late-night viewing of Weird Science, the idea for creating a keyboardist arose, and the pair set about constructing what would become Yvonne. Built form random parts of old vintage synthesizers, Milton Bradley board games, Sergei Rachmaninov LPs and a Vegan cookbook, their creation was a classically-training pianist, prefect in every way (except for her atrocious spelling this could not be helped as half the Scrabble set they used was missing).

The final piece fell into place one day when the trio stumbled upon a wedding taking place in a nearby park. From a distance, the group could clearly see the remarkable double kick drum and odd-time signature abilities of The Groom, and decided at once that he would be, once given a ridiculously over-sized drum kit, the skins man for the job. Rushing the alter, the three stuffed an already very nervous James in a sack, and threw him into the van, along with half the wedding cake, two cases of Heineken and a selection of bridemaids (all strawberry blonde).

When James finally submitted to their demands, the group set about constructing a rudimentary recording studio in the basement of the brothel. From within its smoky, ale-stained walls the songs and sounds of BATTLE CIRCUS would gradually emerge, and find their way onto airwaves and stages across the land.
<ref>[ Battle Circus Official Site]</ref>

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Battle Circus switched drummers in August of 2008.


[[The Half-Light Symphony]], LP, Self Released 2007

==External Links==

[ Official Homepage]

[ Facebook]

[ MySpace]

[ YouTube]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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